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About us

Network Design & Support was founded by Tim Heywood and incorporated in 2004. The company has traded as NDS8 and originally was totally focused on providing the most technically advanced Novell consulting and support available in the UK market.

The company has now expanded its skills base into complimentary areas to provide intelligent and innovative advice to customers to create agile and resilient infrastructure designs together with cost effective ways of managing mixed user device environments.

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Customised Approach

Network Design & Support are highly regarded specialists in our field, and we have an exemplary track record of delivering customised solutions on time and to budget. Our professionals are highly respected, well qualified, committed, and go the extra mile. We are passionate about doing things well. If something isn’t 100 per cent, we take ownership of the problem in order to make it right. We are never complacent.

Risk is always at the forefront of our minds and in all of our engagements we look to mitigate any such risks and to hence minimise any potential downtime. Integrity, honesty and respect are integral in our relationships with clients, partners and colleagues. We encourage all of our staff to work in partnership with our customers and together create an effective team.

Meet the Management Team

Tim Heywood

Founder & Chief Technical Officer

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Tim has a great depth of technical understanding; specialising in Clustering, GroupWise and Systems Architecture, while still providing consultancy with the more traditional NetWare and BorderManager products. Tim has presented at conferences around Europe and America on subjects as diverse as “Upgrading from Exchange” to “Commoditising Clustering”.

Tim is a Novell Support Forums SysOp and has presented for Novell at BrainShare every year since 2000 and at UK technical events; Tim enjoys practising what he preaches with all of Novell’s products.

Mark Broughton

Non-Executive Director

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Mark was appointed a non-executive director in December 2005; in addition to his non-executive responsibilities he has a watching brief on the company’s marketing activities.

Mark’s background is in marketing and communications in the technology sector including communications and defence electronics. He runs his own business, Marontech Communications, which provides support to SMEs in the tech sector. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

Peter Coull

Company Director

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In April 2015 Peter Coull was appointed as a Director of the company. Peter first joined NDS8 in November of 2006 as a Senior Consultant. Traditionally Peters skill set was Business Continuity and High availability along with controlled Access solutions. Peter has used Novell products since 1994 starting with NetWare 4.0.1 and early versions of NDS, growing through to products such as Access Manager, Clustering and is the only European practitioner of the BCC- Business Continuity Cluster

Peter brings new focus to the board with his experience of the market and commitment to customer satisfaction enabling NDS8 to enhance their ability to deliver excellence.

Our Consultants

We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do what ever it takes to make your business grow.Network Design and Support has always sought to recruit and develop the most technically advanced consultants who can analyse customers issues and aspirations and help to articulate those into a well thought out, cost effective and deliverable plan. We also look for people who are prepared to go above and beyond our customers expectations and who naturally place the customer at the centre of everything they do.

A selection of our clients

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Our Vision, Our Mission

Our vision is to be the most trusted and respected provider of agile and resilient IT solutions in the UK. We want our customers to sleep easily at night knowing they are managing a well implemented, resilient and protected IT environment. We are dedicated to providing you with the solution you need, to developing long term relationships and to technical excellence.

With the constant demands on our customers to do more with less we work closely with you to ensure that we always deliver in the most cost effective manner and work with you as your friend to ensure your procurement is at the best price whilst delivering your needs.

Whilst investing heavily to ensure our consultants have the highest level of technical expertise, it is vitally important to us that we understand our customers’ business and the issues they are facing. It is this combination and the pride we take in delivering innovative and intelligent infrastructures that can deliver real benefits to you.

A selection of our partners.

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